Review: Deathtrap at Town and Gown Players

By Rakel Johnson Under the direction of Bryn Adamson, Deathtrap is a hilarious, self-referential “whodunit” that kept me guessing what would happen next until the very end. The two-act, one set, five-character play is chock-full of surprises, betrayal, and … murder. Sidney Buhl (played by Don Smith) is a successful playwright who hasn’t had a…

The Cost of Leadership

By Alexas Durr It’s​ ​2 a.m.​ ​at​ ​the​ ​community​ ​desk.​ ​ Instead​ ​of​ ​focusing​ ​on​ ​the​ ​homework​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​have upcoming​ ​deadlines,​ ​I’m​ ​switching​ ​in​ ​between​ ​different​ ​tasks​ ​on​ ​my​ ​to-do​ ​list​ ​for​ ​my organization.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​everyday​ ​thing.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​everyday​ ​battle​ ​within​ ​myself:​ ​decide​ ​to​ ​let​ ​go for​ ​24​ ​hours​…

Silent Disco in Athens

By Leah Stratton Silent Disco has moved from national music festivals to Athens bars. Silent Disco is a rave-style party that allows attendees to experience pristine sound quality through a headphone system. The Silent Disco trend started at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and The Governors Ball, but has now migrated to the Highwire Lounge…

Stranger Things 2 Review

by Casey Williams WARNING: There will be mild spoilers. Things are still strange in the land of Hawkins, Indiana.  The second season picks up in October of 1984, a year after the previous season ended, but things are far from normal. Some things have changed for the better.  Joyce has a supportive boyfriend named Bob…

A new place to be stress-free in Downtown Athens

By Emily Moses Cross Fit Liberate officially opened its doors on Oct. 16, 2017, on East Dougherty Street to all who are interested in dedicating their time to high intensity workouts. “I thought opening up a gym in the downtown area would help diversify the city a little bit more than it already is,” co-owner…

18 things I’ve learned in 18 years

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christelle Anani. I am a second-year at the University of Georgia, majoring in marketing and minoring in Chinese. And on Nov. 6, I was blessed to turn 18. Here are 18 things I’ve heard, learned, and loved over the years that have helped me to grow. These reflect my opinions…

Thor: Ragnarok – Movie Review

Dont worry, this is spoiler free. The Mighty God of Thunder has reappeared in theaters and is back to his typically heroic ways. Except that he isn’t. While some people view Thor as the stale Avenger with the least amount of character development or impactful moments throughout the various solo movies within the Marvel Cinematic…

Our Trap Beyoncé: Cardi B

All I can say is, 2017 has been the year for Cardi B! Within three years, Cardi B went from “A regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx”, to topping the music charts with her most successful single, Bodak Yellow to getting engaged to her fiancé Offset. Given that the 21st century is heavily social media…

Self-Sabotage

By Collin Shamley You reach that point where you’re neither in nor out Not where you were but not where you are headed And you feel like you’ve made little progress But people say they are proud of you “You’re doing a good job” They’re rooting for you But you want to be proud of…

We Love Our People, Too

Dear Black Students of HBCUs, We love you! We did not forget about you. But why do we seem to feel hated by you for our college of choice?  Within the most recent weeks on Twitter, there has been a heavy debate between black students that attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and black…